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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Truly Glowing Gel Cream contains Hydrate & Glow complex, which is an intentional blend of proteins, humectants and oils—all things that your skin makes on its own to keep its cells plumped and hydrated."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: glycerin, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: caprylic/capric triglyceride, helianthus annuus seed oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 75/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
6.7% - 8.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.2% - 5.2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin. It mostly contains oleic acid which is not the most effective emollient to prevent water loss, but might have an anti-inflammatory effect
3.2% - 3.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is claimed to support the growth of "good" bacteria in skin (as a "prebiotic"), but the research is lacking
2.4% - 2.9%
Helps stabilize emulsions and create a nice product texture
2% - 2.5%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
1.8% - 2.2%
Helps oil and water mix together while softening the upper layer of the skin
1.5% - 1.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and might help calm down inflammation
1.3% - 1.5%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1% - 1.2%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
0.75% - 1.15%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
0.55% - 0.85%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.55% - 0.85%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function. It can clog pores if used in high concentrations.
0.5% - 0.75%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.45% - 0.65%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
0.45% - 0.7%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps water and oil mix together. Could be an allergen (beeswax)
0.35% - 0.65%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.35% - 0.65%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.4%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Creates a thin drying film on the skin resulting in a short-term tightening effect
0.2% - 0.35%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%

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